Defence Week Premium 271 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.271 of 19 September 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

L400 and amphibious operations

Will an iteration of VBS be in use when Land 400 comes into play?

According to the CONOPS Land 400 is to develop the simulation system for the LCVS, which will be the foundation of future CAFS simulation requirements, operating within the DSE being established by JP3035. Premium

Navantia floats first Australian landing craft

The crafts’ design is based on a similar vessel commissioned by the Spanish Navy from Navantia between 2006 and 2008.

Navantia has set afloat the first of 12 fast landing crafts, purpose built for the Royal Australian Navy that will fine their home on the new LHDs. Premium

JSF opportunities for Aussie manufacturers

The fully-automated processing line reduces costs and lead time while increasing capacity.

A wide range of opportunities are opening up to Australian manufacturers: a state-of-the-art chemical processing factory is being established in Adelaide to support the local manufacturing of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters components. Premium

Defence seeks manpack EW systems

The current ITR process which aims to identify potential tenderers will be followed by an RFT resulting in a contract to be concluded in October 2014.

Included in ADM's tenders listing last week was Defence's potential requirement for 50 or more EW manpacks capable of detecting and direction finding emitter signals from 2Mhz to 3Ghz or higher. Premium

Level D certification for RAAF KC-30A simulator

The CAE-built KC-30A full-flight and mission simulator for the Royal Australian Air Force is the world's first A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) simulator formally certified to Level D by an independent aviation authority.

The Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A full-flight and mission simulator from CAE has been accredited by the Australian Defence Force Airworthiness Authority to Level D. Premium

Major step for Global Combat Ship (and SEA 5000?)

The Type 26 Global Combat Ship

BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships has announced the award of an initial four key design contracts for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship as work progresses towards a Main Gate 2 business case submission in the second half of 2014. Premium

MBDA and Lockheed Martin launch from a MK 41 launcher using ExLS

MBDA's CAMM launched from Lockheed Martin Launcher.

MBDA and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the first launch of a Common Anti-air Modular Missile from Lockheed Martin's MK 41 VLS launcher using the host variant of the ExLS. Premium

Submersible software for Australian Maritime College

QinetiQ Maritime's Paramarine ship and submersible design software has been selected by the Australian Maritime College to use as part of their maritime engineering training program. Premium

CAE helps Ambulance Victoria paramedics train in a virtual world

Ambulance Victoria paramedics are shown here using the Virtual Paramedic simulation-based training tool developed by CAE's Integrated Enterprise Solutions group in partnership with E-Semble

At the SimTect this week, CAE announced that Ambulance Victoria has launched a simulation-based training solution integrated with a learning management system to help prepare for mass casualty incidents. Premium

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Mindef praises Australia-US alliance

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